when to put shade cloth on greenhouse

Asked February 29, 2016, 4:50 PM EST

I have a 3000 sq ft greenhouse in Fredericksburg , Texas. I am wondering how do I know when is the correct time to put the shade cloth on the greenhouse. What are the considerations for deciding when to put the shade cloth on and when to take the shade cloth off the greenhouse.

Thank you for your help with this question.

Gillespie County Texas

1 Response

Shade cloth is mainly used during the summer months from may through sept. During other hot spells in spring and fall you either need thermostat controlled exhaust fans to cool the green house during the hottest part of the day and/or have some one available to open the ends or/and the sides to help cool the green house on hot days.